How to Promote a Local Event

August 2016

Do you have what it takes to be a great event manager? This month's article explores the qualities that will make you great at what you do.

We have a new event listing detail just for you! You can now specify how much of your show is comprised of handmade exhibitors. Read below for more info!

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The Best Qualities of an Event Manager

by Katie Christianson

How do you become the best event manager? According to research, the most desired quality in prospective managers is a good personality. Surprisingly, an individual is more likely to be hired based on their character rather than their skill set. The specific personality traits that topped the list were drive, creativity, and open-mindedness.

So how can you take this knowledge to improve yourself as an event manager? See the list below for a list of the top 5 qualities that make up an event manager.

#1 Best Quality of an Event Manager: Drive

Topping the list at 14%, drive is the most sought after character trait in event managers. When creating an event, it is crucial that the event manager is passionate, excited and has a positive outlook on the goal. Keep in mind that this excitement must be present from the early stages all the way through the grand finale. If you are lacking drive, consider the following points:

Get to the root of the problem - You can start by asking yourself a few of the following questions: Were you ever passionate about your event? When did you lose excitement about your event? What causes could have contributed to your pessimism?

Dissect the Problem - Take notes on the parts you are excited and not excited about. By taking notes, you will be able to better understand the root of your problems. This can help identify which problems are mood based and which are realistic contributors.

Find new significance - It is natural for interests to fade with time. Try to relate your event to a new, exciting meaning in your life.

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"Handmade Exhibitors" Designation

You can now show vendors and visitors how much of your show is handmade! This new detail in your event listing will help vendors get more info on your show when they contact you to get booked, and will help festival goers know what to expect at your show.

Take a look at your event details under Events > Add/Edit Events to select this detail for your currently listed events. This will be a required field for all newly-listed and updated events. And as always, if you have any questions along the way, just let us know!

The Art Fair Report

We've got an extraordinary new way for you to narrow down which art fairs are the very best, and to take notes on what makes them the best!

Our friends surveyed over 50,000 subscribers, asking "what is America's Best Art Fair?". This 60 page report will help you learn what the art fair patrons really think about the nation's art festivals.
Do you want to know how to make your show a "must attend" event?
Being informed and learning the best practices of successful events is the best way to make the most of your own event.

Inside you'll find:
- Insider information from experts who already know how to produce a successful art fair.
- Our analysis of the extensive results and how to use them to make your show a "best art fair."
- 5 Important Keys to a Successful Art Fair.
- Our 5 favorite ideas for encouraging buyers to attend.
- Bonus podcasts.

We'll be offering this report here at FestivalNet at a fantastic rate. Find out more here!

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